Samsung reportedly working on optimizing the AMD GPU for the next Exynos flagship chipset
Samsung and AMD recently extended their licensing agreement for the use of Radeon graphics in Exynos chipsets. Although it was not stated explicitly, this preparation is for the next chip from Samsung LSI, which is tentatively called Exynos 2500.
The focus of the new design will be on optimization. It’s pretty vague, but AMD already has high-performance hardware – the problem is getting it to scale down to smartphone power levels. So the focus will likely be on improving efficiency rather than increasing performance (that said, in a thermally limited smartphone they are almost the same).
Unofficial reports claim that the Exynos 2500 is set to be used in the Galaxy S25 generation in a few years, next year’s models will still use a Snapdragon for Galaxy chip. In previous generations, Samsung was forced to release a new flagship Exynos chipset every year for the new S series, but now it can take its time to get things right.
AMD also has time to work on things – the Xclipse 920 from the Exynos 2200 was based on RDNA 2, since then RDNA 3 has made its debut. The official target for the new architecture is 54% higher performance per watts, which is exactly what a mobile GPU needs.